Gloria Naylor, the famous American novelist, who authored "The Women of Brewster Place," died on Sept. 28, 2016. She was 66. Known for penning down the experiences of black women, she drew wide acclaim for her works. Recepient of many honours and awards, Naylor wrote extensively on the lives of African-American women.
Born on January 25, 1950 in New York, Naylor attained bachelor's degree in English from Brooklyn College in 1981. She completed her master's degree in African American Studies from Yale University in 1983. While persueing her studies she got influenced by the works of African-American female authors such as Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison. Her debut novel in 1982, "The Women of Brewster Place," was a result of a deep reserch on life of African-American women. For this she won the 1983 National Book Award in the category First Novel. It was adapted as a 1989 film of the same name by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions. Naylor's other books included "Linden Hills," "Mama Day," and "Bailey's Café." In her long illustrious career she received various awards and recognisations including National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship(1985), Candace Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women(1986), Guggenheim Fellowship(1988), Lillian Smith Award(1989), to name few.
Relatives: Bernice Harrison (Sister)
(FAN OF Ms. GLORIA NAYLOR)
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